coal ship

1) A ship carrying coal.

The word was used in Yorkshire’s east coast ports, probably for the ships bringing coal from Newcastle: 1541-2 Item resaivid of thre coll shyppes for grundage 1s 6d, Bridlington. In the accounts from which this is taken are eight entries with payments for the anchorage or ‘groundage’ of 23 such vessels.

places Bridlington
dates 1541-1542

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